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After thousands of years, they're back... 

Awkward outcast omega Emery Jones isn't expecting to find anything more than adventure when he leaves his favorite hiking path and follows a strange series of markers through the woods...and he's certainly not expecting to come face to face with the most gorgeous man he's ever seen. He's instantly smitten, but there's one problem - his dream guy insists that he's a dragon prince from another time, and Emery is his fated mate!  

After thousands of years in stasis, Coryphaeus of Novis, the draconian Crown Prince, has been awakened by a kiss from his fated mate. But when the shy little omega denies his draconian heritage and tells Cory that dragons are nothing more than fairytales, Cory knows that the world isn't as he remembers it. The dragons that once ruled the world are gone.  

It's too bad the threat they previously faced hasn't gone extinct, too...  

Alpha Awakened is the first book in the Waking the Dragons series and features literally rock-hard hunks, a mom who knows way too much, a perilous threat that transcends time, and a HEA just as legendary as the dragons in it. This 52,000 word audiobook contains mpreg and is intended for adults only...did you really expect anything less from Susi Hawke and Piper Scott? 

Let our dragons sweep you off your feet…and into the starry night skies of Eureka Springs!

©2018 Piper Scott, Susi Hawke (P)2018 Piper Scott, Susi Hawke

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wow

so this story by these two authors are amazing.. and i already was in love with them but they found an amazing narrator for them.. because this narrator did a smoking hott job with this story. i haven't heard colin before but i will look forward to more by him. it was perfect

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Great Story

A great start to a new series of dragon shifters. What Emery, an omega, finds in a cave while out the woods will forever change his life. Cory, an alpha dragon shifter, is awakened from his stasis by his mate, Emery. As Cory realizes that the world he knew is no more, the dangers from his past threaten his present and his mate, who doesn't even know about his Draconian heritage! Lots of action, danger, and passion ensue in this wonderful story.
The narrator did an overall good job with the character voices. My favorite is his voice for Emery, that one seems spot on with Emery's character and emotions throughout.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Enjoyed listening to this story.

Enjoyed listening to this story and it is a great start to a new series. Cory and Emery were a great couple, loved how they worked on Emery not knowing what was going on with him, and Cory was hoot with being from another time. Colin Darcy did a great job narrating.

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Dragons awakened

I enjoyed this story about dragons coming back to the human world. Emery, a omega, alone except for his mother. There's something off about him but no one can figure out what. The doctors and experts gave up trying to figure out what it was. He goes for a walk one day and sees men go into a cave, he follows, changing his world forever.

By accident he awakens a stone statue. The man, named Coryphaeus, tells him he is a dragon. Emery humors the strange man. He is very attracted to the man he calls Cory. Very quickly they become lovers. When Emery learns that Cory is indeed a dragon, he fears he's losing his mind.

Danger threatens them, Emery’s mother, calls Sam a family friend to help them prepare for trouble. The danger increases, putting everyone in peril.

The audible of this book was good. The story itself dragged in a few places but overall it was an intriguing book.

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Great narrator, interesting story line

I listened to the audiobook of this, and I'm not sure if I loved it or not. The narrator was actually super awesome. He did a great job at differentiating the voices, and I felt like he captured the characters well. What I wasn't so sure about was how the dialogue overall sounded when it was read aloud as opposed to reading it. There were a lot of repetitive phrases and sentences that were said that after a while it got a bit annoying to listen to(for one example-Coryphaeus talked repeatedly about how much he needed to protect Emery. I got the point!). I don't know if I would have noticed it as much if I were reading it rather than listening to it. The overall story of the dragons was interesting, though, and it kept me intrigued. There are questions that haven't been answered in the big overarching story, so I would definitely be interested in reading more. I REALLY enjoyed the voice of the narrator, so I will definitely be checking out more of his books.

I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC received by LesCourt Author Services

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Dragons are back!

This story was original and interesting, and I really liked Coryphaeus and Emery. I loved the explanation of events that put Cory and his men in the cave where Emery found them; and I was fascinated with Cory's tales of the past. I liked Emery's mother and Sam, the dragon expert. I know this is book one, and I expect to learn more as the series progresses, but I was confused about the siblings who showed up and where they got their information. I was also annoyed when Emery kept doubting Cory, even when Cory kept proving himself over and over. There was an exclamation at the very end of the book by a character who I didn't feel should even know the words he shouted, but I still laughed. There was quite a bit of humor throughout the book, actually, which was great. There was also lots of sweetness and sexiness, especially regarding Cory's feelings for Emery. The narrator gave an excellent performance, and was the perfect choice for this book.

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AMAZING!!!

So I have been having this book on my TBR list for a little now. I love both these authors! So when I saw that they had a audiobook I was all in. OMG is this book amazing!!!! I am just in love with this whole story and i had to buy the rest if the series just to finish because it was just so damn amazing. Now I have never had listen to anything by Colin Darcy and let me tell you that he is amazing too! Like he just brought the story from great to amazing. I couldn't get enough on how amazing his narration. He got Emory and Cory prefect! I can't wait for more!!

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Alpha Awakened

When I saw Dragon Shifter… I was intrigued. When I saw who the co-authors were… I was excited. And when I saw who the narrator was… I was all-in to get this audiobook. And I was not disappointed in how this one turned out. It was AHHHMAZING.

Sometimes when there’s co-authors you’re not quite sure what you will get, but with these two; Susi Hawke and Piper Scott, they complimented each other perfectly in their writing styles, and the result was fantastic. If the rest of the books in this series turn out the same way, I cannot wait to get my hands on them. This book was a mix of a Great storyline, romance, and heat. It was fun and interesting following along with the characters in this book and I was pulled into the story from the beginning. We get a great premise and introduction to the series with this book. And I think their pick for the narrator just might have made this story more complete for me I was thoroughly entertained by this book. I’m just not quite sure I would have liked this one as much if I had “read” it compared to getting the Audio narration for it.

Colin Darcy was soooo good narrating this book. He’s a newer narrator so I’ve only listened to one other audiobook from him before and was totally amused by his voice for those characters, to the point that a month later I still remembered his name & voice instantly when I saw him listed for this one. Once again I was enthralled by his narration. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is exactly, but there is just something about his voice I Love. I really, really hope they stick with Colin as the narrator for the next books in this series, I think he can do them all justice for sure. He makes sure each character gets their own distinct voice and puts plenty of emphasis and emotion into each character so that it’s easy to follow along with the story. OMG and seriously, I am really looking forward to hearing more of his voice for Sam (Supporting character in this book, but is the main character in Book two, Alpha Ablaze) He NEEDS to be the voice for Sam..

I really liked how cute, awkward and clumsy Emory is. It was funny how confused he was when he first met Cory (Coryphaeus) and that he thought he was hallucinating. Lol. I couldn’t help but laugh at him & along with him. Cory was great, when he realizes that things are completely different from what he remembers he just rolls with it and goes with the flow, to the point of even having to hide himself inside for months on end to keep from being found. I’m not sure I would have been as calm as he was if I found out I was in stasis for a few thousand years and the rest of the dragons I knew were all gone. And the Heat and chemistry for these two guys is off the charts from the first moment they meet, lust, love and fated mate all in one place makes for a steamy story. One of the main things I was a little confused about though was who the enemies were and where they even came from? And how did they knew about the dragons awakening in the first place, oh and where the dragons cave was if it was hidden for so long? They were there, and then defeated so fast we didn’t really get much detail on what was happening. So since this is a series of books following along with a group of characters I’m assuming and hoping *fingers crossed* that we get more of an explanation in the next book, because that part definitely doesn’t seem finished to me. Other than being a little confused with that part I really enjoyed this book and am anticipating a great follow up and continuation in the next book with the new characters. Hahahaaa. Omg. And the ending line when Blaze comes awake *in Colin’s voice* was Great.

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Loved it

What a good start to a new series. It pulls you in and hooks you right away. The narrator does a good job with the characters and showing the connection between them.

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fantastic!!

The narrator is a new one to me and thanks to this book he is one of my new favorites! I loved how he was able to make so many character's voices so distinct.

well worth a credit or cash purchase. IMO- it is a must buy.

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  • 07-08-18

3.5 stars...

I really did quite like the narrator's voices for the main characters. I think he read the story well and made listening to the audio enjoyable. However, I'm not sure I could listen to a whole book of Sam. Which I assume will be book 2 in the series.

As much as I found the story easy to listen to, it's not a book i would find easy to read - The narrator brought the story to life...

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  • Victoria Green
  • 07-06-18

Good story, great narration

Many shifter books can get a bit 'samey' but I liked the fact that this one is a bit different. Emery feels drawn to a path in the woods whilst hiking and follows a strange group of gorgeous men in to a cave with cave where he finds a group of lifelike statues that look exactly like the men he's just been following. When one of them comes to life and swears he's dragon, Emery decides to take him home to try and work out the mystery! The story is good and is clearly the first in a series where all of the 'dragons' will be coming to life. I liked the story, but I definitely felt like the narration elevated it and made it more enjoyable!

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  • susana
  • 07-06-18

A great story

Emory Jones always thought he was a loner, the odd one out who would never fit anywhere. Until the day he goes on a hiking trip and finds a the handsome statue of a man in a cavern. Unable to resist his appeal, Emory kisses the statue... Only to bring it alive, claiming to be his soul mate...
Coryphaeus of Novis' last memory is about war and running away from his enemies. But he knows from the moment he wakes up that the young man who's brought him back is a dragon, and his soul mate. Although it seems that convincing Emory of that is going to take some time an effort
This was a really entertaining story, full of humour and romance. I really liked how Cory reacted to the modern world, there were hilarious moments there, but I also enjoyed his fierceness and his desire to adapt. As for Emory, he is cute and stronger than he thought, and he finds in Cory the stimuli to develop his full potential. There is also an interesting world building, some mystery and a lot of questions I need answers for...
Colin narration is the perfect leading line for this story. He smoothly takes you through the ups of downs of Emory's and Cory's relationship, and his changes of accents and pitch give the narration at extra that makes it really enjoyable
Highly recommendable.

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  • Olivia F
  • 07-06-18

Great narration!

The narrator does a great job portraying characters in the story. He manages to give everyone a distinct voice, suiting and complementing the characters.
The story has an interesting premise with a fairytale feel to it.
The authors are being quite vague on some details, but with more books in the series there's hope they're just keeping some secrets to be revealed later in the series.
Overall this book is an easy and quick read with sweet characters and low to non-angst.

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  • Meph666
  • 07-06-18

Enjoyable start to a new series

This was my first experience with Susi and Piper writing together and of Colin Darcy narrating.
Omega Emory stumbles across an amazing scene whilst walking through the forest. He sees people running and walking then entering a cave, all without noticing Emory. Following them into the cave he stumbles across the four men but all are now made of stone. The most stunning man draws him in and upon laying a kiss to his lips, he awakens from his stone stasis and tells the most incredible tale! A dragon prince from a different time!
Coryphaeus of Novis, the draconian Crown Prince, has been awakened by his fated mate which he instantly knows but times have changed, dragons are no longer known and Emory does not know what lies within himself. Their instant attraction leads to a connection neither can deny but convincing Emory of the truth proves much harder! And then there is the trouble that has followed Coryphaeus through time!
I love shifter stories with dragons, so regal and strong. This story is a good starter for a series but I think could become even more once we get to meet the rest of Coryphaeus's men and their mates, along with more detail of the dangers that have followed and kept track of the men across time.
Emory is sweet and loving, as you expect an omega to be. It's interesting the way that omegas are treated in his present day, being studied by government personnel to try and understand why he is and how his body works. Coryphaeus is an obvious alpha - protective, strong and full of love for his omega that comes across clear as anything from the moment they meet. He does experience moments of insecurity when Emory doesn't sense what he does initially and finding himself in a completely different time period is very disconcerting. He never stops saying how he wants to go back for his men which is an endearing quality to have. Both MC's are well written and I'm hoping to see more of their development in future books.
Emory's mum is a wonderful character, adding to the support both MC's get and lighter moments as the person with a sunny personality though the outcome of her foresight can leave a little to be desired. We also have the kooky, anti-government guy in Sam and am looking forward to more from him in book 2.
I'd recommend this book to fans of shifter stories, we don't get a lot of time with them in dragon form but I'm hoping that changes with more dragons present in the story.
I received an ARC of this book and am happily giving a review

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  • kindleaddict
  • 07-05-18

New to me.

I’ve read a couple by these authors individually but not as a collaboration, this is my first audio by them and also Colin Darcy the narrator. I really enjoyed the I’m a big bad Dragon vibe that Cory tried for, even in a world so far removed from the one he remembers. I like the way Emery, who has been an outcast all his life, finds a purpose. The secondary characters are interesting, I feel that Sam is going to play heavily in the next book. The groundwork has been laid for more in the series.
Colin Darcy is a new to me narrator. I like him! All the characters had distinct and easily recognisable voices and the book was performed well.

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  • Sorel
  • 07-04-18

Excellent narration.

I wasn't sure what to expect when listening to this book. I have previously read some of Hawke's books, but not Scott's and being on a bit of a paranormal/dragon kick I thought I would give this a go.
I sadly found the story didn't quite live up to its blurb.
I have a problem with insta love, it has to be writen well for me to believe it and sadly, this wasn't writen well. A young man who has kept himself a virgin, suddenly is having sex with what was a stone statue, minutes after it comes to life was just a bit off in my opinion.
The character of Emery was sweet, but very bland and far too excepting of all that was happening.
The main alpha character, Cory, didn't ring true to me. A strong dragon raised to be a Prince of his people, took direction from a paranoid stranger far too quickly. That he would leave one of his own men wandering an unknown land without even making the smallest effort to find him just seemed highly out of character.
And Sam, argh... Sam. All I can say is he annoyed the hell out of me.
My main problem with this book was it all came far too easy. From Cory being released from stasis and Emery's mother happened to know a leading dragon expert, through to the ease of Emery being taken, escaping the "baddies" getting their ending.
I was hoping for a more in depth tale and this sadly didn't deliver.

However, this is the first time I have listened to an audio book narrated by Colin Darcy and I have to say I was very impressed. His characterisation of the different parts was superb. Each character had a distinctly different voice and was instantly recognisable.
Darcy has a smooth reading style that moves along at an even pace, I would definitely listen to other works read this narrator.

On the whole I did find my mind wandered a bit when listening to this audio book and would have to rewind to re-listen to the parts I missed.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 06-26-18

Fantastic

WOW loved loved this so much. The last couple of days I have had a lot of journeys to do. So I listen to this I enjoy both of these authors. So was looking forward to listening. Great story and the characters are so well done. Colin Darcy was outstanding with each character. I would recommend this most definitely

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  • Lyn whittle
  • 06-24-18

better than the book

never thought that the audible version would turn out better than book. even though I loved the book. the brilliant writing of Susi and Piper than to add the narrator Colin Darcy brought the characters to life. especially when he spoke Cory's words and Emery's mum. it be cross between reading or listening. well done to all three can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

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  • AnnA
  • 06-24-18

Awakened now

A very good portrayal of the story. The narrator picks up the nuances of emotion within the story and overall it is pleasing to listen to.